Dr. Santiago Figuereo, MD

Dr. Santiago Figuereo, MD


Neurosurgery | Male | 52 years old

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We are committed to offering our patients the most advanced, state-of-the-art neurosurgical procedures for disorders of the spine and brain. Santiago Figuereo, MD brings his unique expertise in minimally invasive neurosurgery procedures of the spine and brain to South Florida as one of few in the region who performs them. Dr. Figuereo works in close collaboration with neurologists, ENTs, oncologists, and other specialists to provide patients with the best surgical outcome and treatment plan.Read more

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (9)
in Orlando, FL |
Dr.Figuereo, is an excellent, astute , patient and caring Neurosurgeon who have been Blessed by God Jehovah with his experience and talents. Dr. Figuereo knew what he had been created by his Heavenly Father to become an expert in the field of Neuro sugery! May he continue his career until God say to him well done my obedient servant well done now you may relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor.. I Jeannette Jordan_Lomax say many thanks to this fine Doctor and Gentleman! May God Always Bless you
in Miami, FL |
I have been a patient of Dr. Figuereo since my back surgery in 2013. I had an appointment on 2/27/17 at the Kendal office at 2 PM. When I arrived at the Kendal office I found two notices posted on the doors to the dark empty office. The notices said that the practice had gone bankrupt and is no longer operating. What a shocking way to find that you no longer have a physician. Patients received no notification and were left without anticipated treatments, medications, etc.
Lehigh Acres, FL |
This is not the right way doing practice about 10 months ago my mother had 3 surgery recently she's in follow up wth 3 different Drs from Advence Neuro and spines institute about two weeks ago I received a call from the office everything is short down just like tha without any notice, my mother still not doing well after all now she left on her own I don't know what to do the beginning things seems to be ok now it's just crazy I'm praying they return back to normal business.
Miami, FL |
Dr. Figuereo's main concern is to make money. He doesn't care about his patients or employees. Just a few weeks ago, he abruptly shut down Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute and filed for Chapter 11. He also didn't pay his employees their last pay check after they guaranteed us we would get paid. Many patients have contacted me privately of how unprofessional the company was ran. He also failed to inform patients about the situation.
in West Palm Beach, Florida |
Belinda Baron... West Palm Beach , Florida. I am a patient of Dr. Figuereo. I had surgery on December 7th 2016... I'm very grateful for Dr Figuereo and his staff... They made me feel like family. I've never been treated so good in a doctor's office, or in a hospital. I will recommended to other who are in need of a good doctor, and surgent. Thanks kindly.
in Miami, fl |
Saved my mother"s life , Has operated her twice... he is a very caring and kind person , we feel very confident in his ability ...no words can explain the gratitude we feel for him
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
I consider Dr. Figuereo i highly competent man who did in fact operate on me om March on 2016. One of his nurses failed to return calls prior to surgery. Also i was already on a stretcher with an IV when i was approach by a nurse saying that my surgery had not been approved. There were numerous blunders committed by his staff before and after surgery. His practice is over extended compromising quality care and therefore i CANNOT recommend him.
in Miami, FL |
I had spinal surgery done on the 14th of Oct., they worked on L2 all the way down to L5 and replaced my last disc with a plate and 4 screws which was completely gone. I was in constant pain for over 4 years in my lower back. 2 days after the Surgery I was walking and sitting already. On the 3rd day I was home, my back pain was completely gone the day after the surgery. The whole process from start to finish could not have been more pleasant, from the staff to the hospital and of course Dr Fig.
in Miami, FL |
Either he is too good or it is a failure with patients. Experience was not good, had to post it. He is egocentric and if it is not convenient for him, just denies services as to many others did too, I saw it afterwards. Not sure about professional ethics. Not sure about honesty, found a contrary analysis report of what he told us. Behind on medical records analysis and diagnosis, sense of insecurity as stating opposite between what it is said or written in records. Long, tiring waiting time...
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Dr. Figuereo's Care Philosophy

We are committed to offering our patients the most advanced, state-of-the-art neurosurgical procedures for disorders of the spine and brain. Santiago Figuereo, MD brings his unique expertise in minimally invasive neurosurgery procedures of the spine and brain to South Florida as one of few in the region who performs them. Dr. Figuereo works in close collaboration with neurologists, ENTs, oncologists, and other specialists to provide patients with the best surgical outcome and treatment plan.

Dr. Figuereo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Movement Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tumor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    Republic University

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Graduate Hospital

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Washington University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate School
    Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization